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  • With his defects of temper, his violent antipathies, his extravagant notion of papal prerogative, his pontificate was filled with strife.
  • Leo was disturbed throughout his pontificate by heresy and schism.
  • For ten years a Germany weakened and divided by the rivalry of Philip of Swabia and Otto of Brunswick left his hands free to act in Italy, and his pontificate marks a period of comparative quiet in the ardent Empire* conflict between pope and emperor which continued throughout the middle ages.
  • But he is chiefly famous for his History of the Church of Rome to the Pontificate of Innocent III.
  • It was during his pontificate that St Polycarp visited the Roman Church.
 

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